Valley Center CERT  Valley Center ARC



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About Valley Center Amateur Radio Club

The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club meets the second Tuesday of the month starting at 1900 hours (7:00pm) at the LDS Church in Valley Center. The church is located at 14826 Fruitvale Road, Valley Center. Occasionally, the Club will meet on a Saturday instead of Tuesday when special events such as T-hunts, antenna building, and similar activities take place. Please see the Calendar and Upcoming Events page for dates, events, and locations.

Standards and Protocols used by Valley Center ARC

Communications Protocols

Valley Center ARC operates two digital/analog (Yaesu Fusion) repeaters on Palomar Mountain and covers much of San Diego area, including Escondido, Valley Center, La Jolla Reservation, Pala Reservation and, of course, Palomar Mountain. They are at an altitude of 5600 feet. We have added a VARA FM Winlink gateway to our site.

The frequency and PL of the 2 meter repeater is as follows:

Receive frequency: 146.235 MHz
Offset: + 600 KHz
PL (CTCSS): 146.2 Hz

The frequency and ID of the 70 centimeter DMR repeater is as follows:

Receive frequency: 449.9200 MHz
Offset: - 5 MHz
ID: 311129
CC: 1

Slot: 1

The 2 meter SIMPLEX frequency used is:

146.235 MHz

The VARA FM Winlink gateway frequency used is:

431.070 MHz
Bandwidth: WIDE or NARROW (9500 or 1200 BAUD)

DC Power Connector Protocols

Valley Center ARC has adopted the standard Anderson PowerPole power connector protocol used by ARES, RACES, ACS, and California OES which is based on the EMC204 DC Connectors Standard. We are keeping with this standard to insure compatibility throughout our organization as well as others. The original OES/ACS Information Bulletin from 1999 can be downloaded HERE.

A PowerPoint presentation on using the Anderson PowerPole system can be found HERE and a PDF summary can be downloaded HERE.

We are continuing to establish our protocols will be placed here as they are developed.